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What Is An Oral Surgeon?
An oral maxillofacial surgeon is a dentist with two to five years of extra training and education in the field of dental surgery. Some specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery are also medical doctors. These dental surgeons specialize in caring for patients with injuries, diseases, or defects of the oral and maxillofacial region. The field includes oral surgery of the mouth, maxillofacial surgery of the jaw or face, and jaw-realigning orthognathic surgery.
If you have been referred to our specialists for oral surgery in Aventura, rest assured that your care is our paramount concern. Call us to schedule a consultation with our board-certified oral surgeon. After meeting our experienced surgeons, you will never again have to wonder, “Where can I find skilled dental surgery near me?”
What Are Oral Maxillofacial Services in Aventura?
We are honored to provide a wide range of oral maxillofacial surgery services, including:
In some cases, tooth extractions can help improve your bite and overall dental health. This is true when one or more teeth are preventing another tooth from erupting correctly and when tooth decay or infection is severe. Your orthodontist may also recommend pulling teeth to prepare for orthodontia. Dental insurance often covers part of the tooth extraction cost, but check with your insurance provider for more specific information.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
The causes of oral cancer are varied, but many cases are related to tobacco use. Even if you do not use tobacco or experience any oral cancer symptoms, it is important to undergo regular oral cancer screenings. Your dentist or oral surgeon will look for the presence of lumps or patches of skin tissue that appear thicker or rougher than normal. With early oral cancer detection, patients have an improved oral cancer prognosis for recovery.
Occasionally, an illness, disease, or defect affects the mouth and its related tissues. The term “oral pathology” refers to the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, whether they are affecting the mouth, its salivary glands, the jaw, facial muscles or temporomandibular joints. Our skilled oral surgeons specialize in treating these oral pathologies, from palatal cysts and canker sores to hairy tongue and oral cancer.
Sometimes called “sleep dentistry,” sedation dentistry ensures that patients remain comfortable during dental and oral surgery procedures. The types of sedation used in our practice can range from medications that encourage relaxation to IV therapy. We are happy to discuss your sedation options with you, so call us today to learn more.
A sinus lift is a common surgical procedure used to prepare your upper jaw and sinuses for a dental implant. When dental implants are placed in the upper jaw, it is important to have enough bone height to support the implanted post. If not enough bone exists to support the implant, whether due to tooth loss, gum disease or age, your oral surgeon will add bone material between the jaw bone and the maxillary sinuses. If the sinuses are too close to the augmented bone, they’ll be lifted to create the necessary space.
Recent studies have found that platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an effective and low-risk way to promote healing after jaw surgery, dental implant procedures, tooth extractions and other oral surgeries. During your oral surgery, your surgeon will collect a small amount of your blood to extract the plasma’s growth factors. Those growth factors and other platelets can advance tissue regeneration and bone growth after many types of oral and jaw surgery procedures.
Can I Schedule a Consultation for Dental Surgery Near Me?
Yes, just call our office to schedule your consultation today. We provide a wide range of dental services, and we are eager to help restore your smile’s good health.